how can big river help me?

Ease of Use

  • Your brand ensures the donor trusts the transaction.
  • Fewer clicks and page changes ensures the donor completes the gift.

unified giving

  • Support for donation types, event registrations, sponsorships, etc. means you never miss an opportunity to receive a donation during an donor transaction.

personally relevant impact

  • Donors give more when they know the impact of their gift.

rapid change

  • Create timely, targeted appeals that connect the donor that they will respond to emotionally and intellectually.


  • Get a complete view of all donor activity: donations, event attendance, emails.
  • Understand their history with your organziation.


  • Donor database is fully customizable with your own additional fields.


  • Easily get information. Import, export to and from existing donor databases, and other systems.


  • Track social referrals to recognize and reward your influential constituents.

discounts, promotions

  • Discounts and promotions recover lapsed donors and automate moves management.


  • Deliver targeted messaging to segments of your constituent base.
  • Test variations in subject and content to increase giving.

track over time & forecast

  • Predict and recover from problems before they affect your organization.

answers, not reports

  • Clear analysis helps you rapidly understand your constituents and activities.

take action

  • Convert reports into lists for mail and electronic campaigns.
  • Look Who’s Getting It Right

    Creating a “Why I Give” page on your website is a brilliant idea for two reasons.  First, when existing donors publicly voice their support and fondness for your organization, their engagement is deepened.  The psychological tendency that each of us has to demonstrate consistency will influence them to respond favorably to future requests for support. […]

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  • 6 Methods To Influence Donors

    In his fascinating book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D. explores 6 fundamental psychological principles that direct human behavior.   Using straightforward language and fascinating anecdotes, he unveils the mystery behind how we react to influence and offers valuable insights for those who rely on their persuasive ability.  If you ask yourself questions […]

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  • Feature Release:
    April 2014

      New features offer more ways to initiate multi-channel communications with constituents.   Major Gift Notifications:     Receive notifications when major gifts are received online.  Set the threshold that defines a “major gift” and identify the people within the organization who should automatically receive an email notification.  One of our clients makes sure that someone […]

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Who Uses Big River

  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • CWRU Alumni
  • CLE Zoological
  • Raising the Bar
  • The Gathering Place
  • Cleveland Ingenuity Fest
  • Zeta Psi
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